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The Green Life: Bike to Work (and Play)

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May 12, 2008

Bike to Work (and Play)

Urbancyclists_4 If you like the idea of getting around town by bike--but always reach for the car keys--this is your lucky week. Between now and Friday cities around the country will host workshops, festivals, bike swaps, and other events to help people hit the road on two wheels for the League of American Bicyclists' annual Bike-to-Work Week.

If a bike won't cut it for your commute, consider taking a cue from Savannah, GA, home of Dump the Pump day (Friday, May 16 and other days throughout the year). The city's Development and Renewal Authority encourages "Dump the Pumpers" to leave their cars at home and opt for public transit, carpooling, walking, or cycling instead. Those who do drive are likely to encounter hordes of pedestrians peacefully (and repeatedly) marching along crosswalks at "Crosswalk Action" events around town.

How do you plan to get around this week? Have you made any lasting changes in your commute habits? Share your stories about pump dumping here!


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